Ado Ekiti - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has dragged Governor Ayodele Fayose and the State Independent Electoral Commission to court over the composition of the electoral body, reports Punch.
The party claimed that members of the electoral body constituted by the governor are card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and so could not conduct a free and fair election local government elections.
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The APC alleged that SIEC Chairman, Justice Kayode Bamisile (rtd) and commission members-Victoria Olufunke Adeyera, Ganiyu Bello, Mojisola Florence Bankole, Rufus Sunday Olaiya and Olajide Vincent Adeyeye-are PDP members.
The APC in the suit filed by its counsel, Abiodun Fasakin and Tajudeen Akingbolu, said constituting a SIEC made up of suspected PDP members was illegal.
The party said the composition of the electoral body contradicted the constitutional requirement for a non-partisan electoral body that could organise credible elections acceptable to all contesting parties.
Read more at Punch.
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